Lufthansa Reasserts Status Quo Even As IATA May Loosen Up TMC Payment Rules

[UPDATE, Nov. 27, 2017: International Air Transport Association members last week approved rule revisions allowing travel agencies to use their own credit cards or "alternative transfer methods" to purchase airline tickets on clients' behalf. The revisions changed the wording of IATA Resolution 890 to bring it "in line with industry rules and best practices," according to an IATA official. "It will take effect globally from March 2018." The official noted that agencies still would need airline permission to use their own forms of payment. The decision by IATA airlines was part of a larger package of measures . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.